Wine Spectator 90 points - Fresh, with a long fleur de sel thread running from start to finish, accompanied by jicama and blanched almond notes. Piercing finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. -JM.June/2017
Bodegas Barbadillo was founded in 1821 in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Andalusia. Barbadillo is the leading producer of Manzanilla and the top supplier of Sherry wines in the world. Their magnificent cellars overlook the Guadalquiver river and the Atlantic Ocean. This perfect setting, combined with the best of modern winemaking, produces their celebrated Sherry wines. Barbadillo currently owns 500 hectares of vineyards spread over two estates, Gibalbin and Santa Lucia, both of which are located in the area known as Jerez Superior, or Upper Jerez. The former has an extensive winemaking plant fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and BarbadilloÃ¢Â€Â™s numerous wine cellars are strategically distributed over the outstanding area of Sanlucar de Barrameda, surrounding the medieval castle of Santiago. The cellars occupy a total area of more than 75,000 square meters and have an overall capacity of 35,000,000 litres, which is the largest in Sanlucar de Barrameda. Situated in the south of Spain, a delightful and vibrant land that was aptly named the Ã¢Â€ÂœPlace of the SunÃ¢Â€Â? by the illustrious writer Don Manuel Barbadillo Rodriguez, the soul and symbol of the company for over half a century, Barbadillo merges with the clear skies of Cadiz and cares for roots that have filled its barrels over centuries. The company is located in the region of Jerez where the mighty Guadalquivir River meets the sea in the beautiful Coto de Donana National Park; an extraordinary World Heritage Site. Barbadillo is a true pioneer within the industry producing the first ever white wine of Andalucia and currently making the full range of sherry wines permitted within the Marco de Jerez. Its offices are housed in a striking building known as the Casa Palacio de la Cilla, which dates back to 1773. From this exceptional location, Barbadillo is known for offering products of the highest quality that are capable of satisfying the demands of the most select palates.